I plan to attend a LLM at a ABA approved school. For the California Bar, the LLM can be from an ABA approved school or a California approved law school.
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I had my LLB evaluated from a credential evaluation agency that is on the California Bar Examiner list of approved evaluators. The results came back today and the overall summary of my evaluation is that my LLB from the UK is equivalent to a JD in the United States.
« on: November 15, 2014, 02:24:37 PM »
Washington State amended their bar admission rules. The rules are clear and to the point.
I will be graduating in a few weeks with my LLB and I started 3 yrs ago. I paid slightly under 5k for the entire program and was able to keep my six figure career. To sit for the bar exam in California, you will need a LLB and LLM to sit unless you are an licensed attorney it can be from a civil or common law country. Whether a 2 yr LLB degree will work check with the bar examiners. In the last 2 yrs more and more LLM in US / American Legal Studies programs are popping up that gear you to take Cali bar. Three years ago there was only one online LLM program in US studies available. USC has an online LLM program in American Legal Studies starting this fall and they have spring enrollments and the program can be completed in 12 mos. I also have a good friend they just passed the Cali bar on their 2nd try, they just received notice a few weeks ago and they have an online LLM from FCSL and they have a civil law LLB and they were not a lawyer prior to enrolling in the LLM program. I will reveal some additional info before the year is out that I will share.
My good friend was notified yesterday that they passed the Cali. They passed after their 2nd attempt. They said the bar prep course was a waste of time for them, the biggest help was hiring a tutor. My friend was a DL student.
We can go at this all day but I choose not too. I originally posted this thread on purpose, asking how other students were doing in their distance learning studies, since this is a distance learning forum. I already knew that I wouldn't really get any responses from current students in DL programs and I knew it would turn into something else LOL. I have come to realize this is an anti - distance learning forum, mostly patrolled by the same people.
Best of luck to everyone in what every direction you choose to complete your legal education. I will be finish with my degree in 7 months, then on to a US LLM to further my education.
Where do you read that, you have been on the site for years of course under a different name and you constantly find a way to poke a hole in the truth and distort the truth, tell false truths and half truths. You don't have to pass a foreign bar exam but you do have to have a foreign law degree plus have a US LLM in American / US Law to take the California bar if you are not a licensed attorney somewhere. I know you don't like the fact that this is an option, its well documented from your previous comments over the past 2 yrs and probably even longer. I came on this site 2 yrs ago before I started my law studies and you still trying to discredit folks that are trying to find alternative ways especially the ones that are going or inquiring about the foreign route. I know from your past comments you find it distastefull that this is a real option but get over it.
I have a plan in place, I may check back in next year and post the status. California will allow foreign attorneys sit for the bar exam but you have to be liscensed somewhere it can be civil or common law country. If you are not licensed then you have to complete First Year of a US law program or enroll in a 1 yr US LLM program in American Legal Studies or US Legal Studies, name of program various on law program but it must cover US Law and Califorina Professional Responsibility course. Best of luck to you.